Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Judy Garland Festival Schedule

The schedule for the 34th Annual Judy Garland Festival has been announced. This year's festival is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the MGM film The Wizard of Oz. I attended the festival in 2007 and 2008. I've met many wonderful people from all over the USA and Canada. Seeing these people each year is like seeing family. I'm looking forward to going back again in 2009.

The following is a list of events scheduled for this year. Please check the Judy Garland Museum site for more details!

Get Acquainted Buffet
Mingle with special guests and fans from though out the U.S. and abroad.

Judy Jeopardy Game
Join in the fun and test your Judy skills.

Judy Garland: Alive in our Hearts
Informal song tributes by Garland fans.

Judy Garland: The Dressing of a Legend
Michael Siewert shares his premiere collection of 15 gowns worn by Judy Garland.

Me and Michael Siewert at the 2008 Festival

Judy Remembers Dorothy
Emmy Award-winning Garland historian John Fricke shares thirty years of anecdotes and quotes, all drawn from Judy’s own words and experiences.

Supper with the Munchkins
Sleepyhead Margaret Pellegrini & Lollipop Guilder Jerry Maren.

Concert Pianist Richard Glazier - "A Salute to Judy Garland & Friends"
Richard Glazier’s new show "is a tribute to the woman most often called the 'World’s Greatest Entertainer.'

Richard performing at the 2008 Festival.

Guided Tours of Garland historic sites in Grand Rapids

Michael Siewart Collection
Collection on exhibit at Judy Garland Museum all day. Meet Michael in the Museum Gallery.

The collection on display during the 2008 Festival.

Dinner with the Munchkins and Silent Auction

Me and Margaret Pellegrini at the 2008 Festival.

How Does She DO That?
John Fricke, the eminent Garland author and producer, looks back at the last forty years and confirms the fact that the world has never stopped rediscovering, appreciating, enjoying, and loving Judy Garland.

70th Anniversary Outdoor Screening of The Wizard of Oz.


RAD said...

What a great fsetival to attend!!! I wanna go! THX for info!

mistress maddie said...

I have never been to this but it looks like a good time. I was at something similar once with the cast of I Dream of Jeanie cast years ago. You could even get a replica of the bottle she "lived in" for $200 and have it personally autographed by Barabra Eden. SHE STILL LOOKS GREAT!

Wonder Man said...

that's looks so fun

Steven said...

Michael: Did you know that there's gonna be a presentation of Judy in Concert at Orchestra Hall in January?
I am definitely planning to go to the Sunday matinee presentation.

I would love to go to the Judy Garland Festival, if you are going next year, please invite me. Thanks.

SHEREE said...


I happened to come across this by my dear friend Michael, who I met at the festival. One of it's many joys. We that go become a "Judy" family.

Love to you,